December 21, 2020
In case you missed Sunday's service, you can catch Pastor Don's "Say Yes" Message, Pastor Stewart's "Awe and Wonder" sermon, and David Neff's rendition of "The Canticle of the Turning." Click the picture above to watch on YouTube.
On Christmas Eve we will be posting the Virtual Christmas Pageant by noon on YouTube. At 4:45 pm, we'll begin our Christmas Eve service with a terrific prelude that David Neff has arranged. Music will be shared by our friends Joshua Banbury, Cindy Burgraff, the Nativity Holy Comforter Bell Choir, Larry Hylton and Louis Tiemann, Pastor Stewart, and David Neff. At 5:00 pm the service will begin on Zoom which will include the Virtual Pageant, a message from Pastor Stewart and Holy Communion.

Please come by the church on Tuesday or Wednesday from 9am - 2pm to pick up the presanctified communion elements and a beautiful Christmas bulletin. If you cannot get to the church, just email or call us, and we'll get a little packet delivered to your door in time for Christmas Eve. 410-433-4811.

The 10:00 am Christmas Day service will be a more informal service of Morning Prayer on Zoom. Links are at the end of this email and will be sent out again on Christmas Eve morning.


Other Announcements

  • The Wednesday 10:30am and 7:30 pm prayer services will continue on December 23 & 30. The Thursday morning Bible Study and Thursday Evening Mediation class will take a break for December 24 & 31. Here is last week's Thursday evening meditation recording!
  • There will be NO Yoga Class on Monday December 28. If you missed the Monday Yoga Class, you can watch it anytime here.
  • The Church Office will be closed December 24-25 and December 31-January 1. 

If the Christmas BT Times has not yet gotten to you, you can download and read it here.

Click here to make a pledge.

Click here to make a year end gift.

CARES Donations Needed

Please bring cereal, peanut butter, cooking oil, instant or regular coffee, Adult diapers for women and size 5-6 diapers for children. We are also collecting socks, sweatshirts and coats for those on the streets this Winter. If you are interested in volunteering at the food pantry, please click this sign up link.

Our first ever Virtual Christmas Pageant will be posted on our YouTube and Facebook page at noon on Christmas Eve.
At 4:45pm, our Zoom Christmas Eve Service will open with prelude music. The service will begin with O Come All Ye Faithful at 5:00 pm. We will celebrate Holy Communion. Please come by the church between 9am and 2pm on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before Christmas to pick up pre-sanctified communion elements.
At 10:00 am on Christmas Day, we will celebrate with Morning Prayer, readings, reflections, and music on Zoom.
Zoom Link for Christmas Eve & Day
Click the link in the email or use or call in +13017158592, 81549645294#.
Christmas Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 27 with the Lutheran Delaware-Maryland Synod. Watch any time on that day at

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
  • Monday, December 14 | 9:00 on PBS 
Washington National Cathedral
  • Gospel Christmas Service Friday, Dec. 18 | 6 pm
  • Joy of Christmas Concert Sunday, Dec. 20| 3 pm
  • Christmas Lessons and Carols Wednesday, Dec. 23 | 6:00pm
King’s College, Cambridge, England
  • Lessons and Carols Thursday, December 24 | 10:00 am NPR

Thursday Evening Meditation Class

Our first meditation class will be a 45 minute Yoga Nidra this Thursday, December 10th, 2020 at 7:30 pm to 8:15 pm. This will be a very relaxing meditation; turn off your video and listen to my voice. Yoga Nidra offers us many benefits and allows us to be more relaxed and better equipped to handle the difficulties in life. This class is offered to you free of charge.  It is my way to give back to our Church community, while helping us all strengthen and unite together. To join the class please click on the hyperlink below under Join Zoom Meeting, you may be asked to enter a passcode: yoga Looking forward to spearheading this class and making it a class that we can all look forward to each week; where we will focus on our breath, bring our minds too stillness, so that we can go inward and feel the grace and peace that lies within us all.
Linda Mcgill
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 410 236 9650
Passcode: yoga
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Here are all the Zoom links for our online activities.
These links should remain the same each week.

Sunday Worship @ 10:30 am
Followed by Coffee Hour

Click here to join or call in +13017158592, 81549645294#.
You can also watch the live on 

Monday Chair Yoga @ 10:00 am
Click this link or call 1-301-715-8592 then enter 4102369650#
Watch Monday October 19 session here.

Leader: Linda Laharte, 410-235-3612 or 410-236-9650 or email.

Wednesday Healing Prayers @ 10:30 am
Click this link or call 1-301-715-8592 then enter 87331904395#

Wednesday Night Live @ 7:30 pm
Compline Evening Prayers and Conversation

Click this link or call 1-301-715-8592 then enter 82573335080#.

Thursday Morning Bible Study @ 11:00 am
Click here to join  or call 1-929-205-6099 then enter 88586024640#

The Delaware-Maryland Synod of the ELCA has worship here on this website. The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland worships virtually at 11:00am at the Cathedral of the Incarnation. All services are cast on this worship page. Watch Washington National Cathedral's worship here.

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